Topics » Global Health   Oct. 26, 2011

Life in Nicaragua, Living on Less than $2 a Day

Health concerns

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Poverty's ImpactGranada marketHealth concernsA vulnerable ageGetting a checkupChildren at playFertile FarmlandEarly Morning on the farmHard LaborPulling their weightPinata workshopOrtega supporterFlying the flagPolice keep watchHeading home

Health concerns

There is a dual epidemic in the population of both malnutrition and obesity. Stunting, or slowed growth, at a young age from malnutrition can increase weight gain later in life, and 34 percent of the population is obese.

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